In Key to Care, we recommended that councils look at their commissioning practice and implement more user focused services using outcomes rather than time and task. A county council invited us in yesterday to talk about Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce and to facilitate a conversation between…
A more decentralised politics and economy are not just a nice to have alongside core political objectives like growth and public service reform; they are how you achieve those objectives.
Our full analysis of the 2015 LGiU/MJ survey results on the state of local government finance. Jonathan Carr-West provides his commentary.
Local government needs radical change - but too often innovation stalls at the demand for evidence. How can we build evidence into the innovation cycle?
Our Innovation Achievement of the Year Award recognises councillors who've been leading the way in dealing with the pressure of providing more with less.
Local government needs to make sure the messages on devolution, reform and finance are loud and clear.
Cllr Gavin Edwards, Chair of Overview and Scrutiny at Southwark Council, discusses new approaches to council outsourcing and procurement
If "the state no longer builds", what's the real role of local government in ensuring there's enough homes in their community?
A new report has launched on the future of libraries. A new beginning or another dusty old tome?
The Bruce-Lockhart Member scholarship is an exciting opportunity for a future leader to communicate their own vision for local government.